Uniting Britain and Albania
Mission Against
Human Trafficking

MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change.
The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

Month: January 2019

Launching Event of the Service Learning Project in Albania.

The Mary Ward Loreto Education Project celebrated the fruits of this project called “Service Learning” on Monday, January 7th in Lezhe, in Northern Albania. This is where the project was implemented as a pilot project under the leadership of MWL and in joint partnership with the Rogationist school and the local community. Besides the training of all staff in the pilot school, parents became involved and many of the higher students were trained and became the leaders of the action. Two community initiatives were successfully implemented: “Bullying in schools” and “Remembrance not to forget”.  The last one was a project dedicated to the terrible impact which the communist regime had specifically, for this project, on the community of Lezhe. Albanians had suffered for 50 years from the tyrannical rule of this Communist regime. The fruits of this initiative were celebrated on the day with local partners, schools, education authorities, parents as well as community members of Lezha.

The project aimed to actively engage the students in solving real problems in the community through projects undertaken and implemented by them. It also helped to improve their communication skills and other aspects of personal development especially in deepening their ability to reflect and work with others and to become active members of the community.  It helped both students, school and the community to work together and not to remain in isolation.




This project revealed that the methodology of Service Learning, initiated by CLAYSS in Argentina, as an excellent way to learn through dialogue, reflection and active service, engaging students to acquire new  knowledge not only for their personal benefit but also for the benefit of the whole community. The Local Regional Education authorities welcomed the methodology and expressed their gratitude as well as their readiness to collaborate and promote every initiative that promotes a qualitative learning process.









Please click the link below to download:

The Service Learning Book in English Language

Ju lutem klikoni në linkun më poshtë për të shkarkuar librin udhëzues:

“Të nxënit nëpërmjet shërbimit në komunitet”

Aferdita Gjoni: Project Coordinator Mary Ward Loreto

Posted on Categories Mary Ward Loreto Education Project, Uncategorized

Launch of RENATE Mapping Exercise Child Trafficking in Europe which was held at the House of Commons on 23 January 2019.

One hundred guests joined RENATE members at a parliamentary reception in the Churchill Room in the House of Commons on 23 January 2019. Thanks to the ARISE Foundation for their support in sponsoring the event as  former Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Trustee member of the ARISE Foundation, Rt Hon Lord Hogan-Howe welcomed all present and set the context for the afternoon which saw contributions from Mr. Iain Duncan-Smith MP, Commons sponsor of the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill; Mrs. Maria Miller MP, co-chair of the Independent Review into the 2015 Modern Slavery Act; Revd Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford, lead researcher of the Mapping exercise and Imelda Poole, IBVM, MBE, RENATE President. Click here to read the full report and photos of the event.

Revd Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford
Revd Dr Carrie Pemberton Ford


Posted on Categories Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE)